Because I was having a hard trying to decide for whom to vote.
I think Grant ran a pretty good campaign last time, and gave Sali a real test. I also expect that he learned from the experience and could bring that to bear. I heard him speak a the Frank Church Dinner, and he was much more animated than Minnick. Overall, I would have been happy with Grant as the candidate.
Minnick brings connections, money and experience to his race. I expect his speaking styule will rev up as the campaign progresses, and he's certianly been active so far. He'll also make a good candidate.
I'm sorry to see Grant go, and I hope he'll stay active in the party and perhaps try again. At the least, I hope he'll run for state legislature.